For many motorists, transacting with the Land Transportation Office (LTO) is perhaps the worst, mainly because of red tape and the prevalence of fixers in many of the agency’s offices. The LTO’s leadership wants to put an end to this and has intensified its campaign against these fixers.
Just recently, a joint LTO Region 5 and Camarines Sur PNP operation resulted in the nabbing of 2 alleged fixers. The alleged fixers, aged 74 and 34, were both nabbed at the LTO Pamplona office while doing their illegal activity.
LTO chief Jay Art Tugade assured that the agency is serious and will have more operations against these illegal activities.
Tugade, on the other hand, appealed to the public to never patronize these fixers and instead go through the correct and legal process. “Let’s go through the correct and legal process of obtaining a driver’s license, as well as registration of vehicle to ensure road safety.”
Tugade further added that it is important for applicants to have ample knowledge when it comes to driving, as well as road safety to avoid accidents. He also reminded motorists to ensure the road worthiness of their vehicles to avoid road accidents.
The two alleged fixers will be charged with violation of Section 12 of RA 9485 or the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007.